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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Alhambra mean? 

  The noun ALHAMBRA has 1 sense:

1. a fortified Moorish palace built near Granada by Muslim kings in the Middle Ages

  Familiarity information: ALHAMBRA used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


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A fortified Moorish palace built near Granada by Muslim kings in the Middle Ages

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Instance hypernyms:

fort; fortress (a fortified defensive structure)

palace (official residence of an exalted person (as a sovereign))

Holonyms ("Alhambra" is a part of...):

Granada (a city in southeastern Spain that was the capital of the Moorish kingdom until it was captured by Ferdinand and Isabella in 1492; site of the Alhambra (a palace and fortress built by Moors in the Middle Ages) which is now a major tourist attraction)

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